Imports data on House of Commons answered questions. If all parameters are left empty, imports all available answered questions in a tibble.

If answering_department and/or answered_by are given a vector with multiple deparments/IDs, all possible combination of those criteria are returned.

commons_answered_questions(answering_department = NULL,
  answered_by = NULL, start_date = "1900-01-01",
  end_date = Sys.Date(), extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE,
  tidy_style = "snake", verbose = TRUE)

hansard_commons_answered_questions(answering_department = NULL,
  answered_by = NULL, start_date = "1900-01-01",
  end_date = Sys.Date(), extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE,
  tidy_style = "snake", verbose = TRUE)

Arguments

answering_department

Accepts the name of a department or a list of department names. Returns a tibble with all answered questions in the House of Commons from the given department. Defaults to NULL.

answered_by

Accepts the ID of an MP, or a list of IDs. Returns a tibble with all answered questions in the House of Commons by the given MP(s). Defaults to NULL.

start_date

Only includes questions answered introduced on or after this date. Accepts character values in 'YYYY-MM-DD' format, and objects of class Date, POSIXt, POSIXct, POSIXlt or anything else that can be coerced to a date with as.Date(). Defaults to '1900-01-01'.

end_date

Only includes questions answered on or before this date. Accepts character values in 'YYYY-MM-DD' format, and objects of class Date, POSIXt, POSIXct, POSIXlt or anything else that can be coerced to a date with as.Date(). Defaults to the current system date.

extra_args

Additional parameters and queries to pass to API. These queries must be strings and start with "&". See the API documentation or the package vignette for more details. Defaults to NULL.

tidy

Logical parameter. If TRUE, fixes the variable names in the tibble to remove special characters and superfluous text, and converts the variable names to a consistent style. Defaults to TRUE.

tidy_style

The style to convert variable names to, if tidy = TRUE. Accepts any style accepted by to_any_case. Defaults to 'snake'.

verbose

If TRUE, displayes messages on the console on the progress of the API request. Defaults to TRUE.

Value

A tibble with details on all answered questions in the House of Commons.

See also

Examples

# NOT RUN {
x <- commons_answered_questions(
  answering_department = c("health", "education"),
  answered_by = c("4019", "1542", "111"),
  start_date = "2017-01-01"
)

y <- commons_answered_questions(
  start_date = "2017-03-26",
  end_date = "2017-04-01"
)
# }